Tag: Rural

Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

Annual Rural Life Sunday Mass celebrates farming, creation, community

| Clare Kolars | June 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Kay Keller hopes one takeaway will be a realization that Catholics, both rural and urban, should care about each other as a family. “It’s a way to help city folks remember rural life still exists and to give them an opportunity to come and see a farm,” she said. “Mass is a bonus.”

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Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

Building brings new sense of community to rural parish

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

It was a packed house for the 10 a.m. Mass at Our Lady of the Prairie in Belle Plaine March 23, as parishioners, friends and alumni of its school gathered to celebrate the blessing of a new parish life center.

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Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

Rural poverty calls us to remember who feeds us

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

According to the Department of Agriculture, rural poverty is over two percentage points higher than urban poverty. This poverty is more pervasive and persistent: Of all the counties that experienced deep spells of poverty over a 20-year span, more than 88 percent are rural.

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Video – Rural Life Sunday

Video – Rural Life Sunday

| July 4, 2011 | 2 Comments

About 300 people spent the afternoon at the Gergan farm near Hastings celebrating Rural Life Sunday June 26

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Professor proposes ‘green Thomism’ to reconnect Catholics to creation

Professor proposes ‘green Thomism’ to reconnect Catholics to creation

| June 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

When St. Paul Seminary professor Chris Thompson recently went searching for the top agriculture programs at U.S. Catholic universities, what he found — or, rather, what he didn’t find — shocked him: There aren’t any.

He made the discovery after receiving an invitation to present a paper on developments in American agriculture over the past 50 years at a conference in Rome last month.

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